Walmart has emerged victorious in a court battle against one of the country’s oldest churches over the retailer’s sale of assault weapons.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a previous ruling that would have required Walmart to let its shareholders vote on a proposal for tighter oversight of firearm sales at this June’s annual meeting.
New York City’s Trinity Church — a Walmart shareholder — had taken issue with the big-box giant’s sale of guns with high-capacity magazines of the sort used in mass killings.As Trinity’s recently retired rector Rev. Dr. James Cooper explained to Forbes in February, the church wasn’t seeking a ban on the sale of assault weapons at Walmart.
Rather, their shareholder proposal sought to require Walmart’s board to oversee the sale of “products that especially endanger public safety and well-being, risk impairing the company’s reputation, or offend the family and community values integral to the company’s brand,” as the document first filed with the Security and Exchange Commission last year read.
Read more at Walmart Beats Out Church In Court Fight Over Gun Sales – Forbes.
“MAPLEWOOD (KMOV.com) – Several Walmart stores in the St. Louis area have pulled ammunition from the shelves following recent protests.
Monday night, demonstrators made their way into Walmart locations in Maplewood, Ferguson and Bridgeton, forcing the stores to close while several arrests were made.
On Wednesday afternoon, the empty shelves at Maplewood looked like there had been a mass purchase of ammunition. But according to an employee, it was locked up in the back. – KMOV.com St. Louis”
Times ahead could get interesting for a variety of reasons. If you’ve been paying attention, you know why. Apparently, several Walmarts in the St. Louis area decided things were looking interesting enough that they removed ammunition from their shelves entirely.
This could easily come to a Walmart or other retailer near you in times of social unrest or natural disasters. To that end, ammo prices are starting to normalize finally and supplies are picking back up ever so slowly. I am not suggesting a new run on ammunition but, as time and funds allow, you should be buying in a time of plenty.
Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian have been reportedly killed in a shooting spree that started at a pizza restaurant and spilled over to a neighboring Walmart store. Two suspects – a man and a woman – are reportedly down.
via Three killed, suspects commit suicide after Las Vegas shooting spree — RT USA.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen officers and civilian in Las Vegas. There is an unconfirmed report that the civilian may have been a concealed handgun permit holder who engaged the bad guys. Whether that is the case or not, we are thankful this wasn’t worse than it is.